Toronto Hit List: Electric Circus, All That, Juicebox, The Breakfast Club & more!

WEDNESDAY

8 pm Movie Night @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Movie Night returns for March. Free popcorn, no cover. This week is Winona Forever night: Reality Bites at 8 pm followed by Heathers.

8 pm Stark Magic @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. An evening of magic, music, and mystery with Lord Lukas Stark and guests.

8 pm Punk Rock Bingo @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Drink specials, prizes, sporadic performances, and bingo! A buck a card to play, and don’t forget your lucky trinkets. Hosted by Nancy Bocock. Tunes by Triple-X. Post-punk dance party after the games with DJ Mary Mack spinning tunes by your fave gals.

10 pm Liquid Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Colin Bergh, James McDonough, Nadia Belerique, and Jeff Hayward are your hosts. $4 Jameson and $5.50 pints before midnight.

10 pm Home Based @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. A night filled with good hip-hop, good people, and good vibes with DJs Sanga Genesis, James Redi, and special guests. Every Wednesday.

THURSDAY

7 pm “XXY” Opening Reception @ Whippersnapper Gallery, 594-B Dundas St. W. “XXY” is a thesis project for OCADU by Sarah D’Angelo. “When our anatomy does not match our gender identity how do we interact with our bodies? For Queers who do not identify as cis-gender there is no clear answer to this question. XXY is a series of illustrated work exploring the body as a site for visual collage, aiming to transcend the binary of gender.” Exhibition runs until April 9th.

10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The return of a Toronto cultural institution. Every Thursday. $5.

10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The secret is out and now we know why Gretchen Weiners’ hair was so big! Bangs & Blush and She Does the City are taking over Clinton’s with the ULTIMATE 2000s dance party, GET LO! So slap on your Von Dutch hat and get ready for a total ear assault because your Thursdays will never be the same!

10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.

10 pm Björk Party @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A party to celebrate the new Björk album and dance to all all of her club-bangin’ hits. Featuring a very special performance and projection from Buzz Huneedew.

10 pm Nothing Is The Same @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Cliff, Eytan, and Pablo playing your favourite hip-hop and R&B. It what it is, trust us, you get what you give.

10 pm ’90s Apres Ski Party @ Chill Ice House, 82 Bathurst St. DJ Justo spinning ’80s and ’90s music all night long. $10 with proper ’90s ski gear, more without.

10:30 pm TFW After Party @ F-Stop Bar, 420-A Wellington Ave. F-Stop Bar, Untitled&co, and Peroni Nastro Azzurro present: Toronto Fashion Week After Party. Music by DJs Shagabond and iKhan. 4 AM LAST CALL.

FRIDAY

7 pm “The Oblique Show” @ The White House Studio Project, 227.5 Augusta Ave. The annual White House Studio Project’s member show! The theme is the ever-powerful and dynamic triangle. Prepare to have your perception of the world triangulated and your mind cracked wide open. Until 11 pm.

10 pm Electric Circus @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. This is the rhythm of the night! DJs Vanessa, Pammm, and Diana are gonna make you sweat by pumping up the jams. 4 AM LAST CALL for World Mastercard Fashion Week. Free before midnight, $5 after.

10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

10 pm Shindig @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Resident selectors General Eclectic, Splattermonkey, and Parkdale Funk spin your favourite ’50s and ’60s R&B and soul on 7” 45 RPM records. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Essence Brown @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts: Teej Mahal, Hoiking, and special guest DJ Diq Pique. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Regretro: March Breakers Edition @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. The sun is finally coming out and spring is in the air! Dig out your best tropical-themed outfit ’cause Regretro will be playing all your favourite summer jams, from Duran Duran to Drake. As always requests welcome. Time to turn back time.

10 pm This @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Join Gabe Knox and Geoff Snack downstairs at Unlovable for drinking and dancing as they play vinyl recorded at the crossroads of industrial, synth-pop, techno, and disco.

10 pm Peak Freaks @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Screaming psych, beat treats, mod movers, hi-fi sci-fi, and disk wizardry with DJ Leafy Chiefy and guests.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.

10 pm Col-lage @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. An open-format dance party featuring DJs Dopey, Shub, and Acro. Prizes and giveaways by NIXON. Email Kyle@ColdWaxMusic.com for guestlist.

10 pm Jungle Boogie @ The Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. Fawn Big Canoe and Az Az play classic funk, soul, raps, disco… basically anything Pam Grier would listen to! Real smooth drink specials.

10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. Music $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.

10:30 pm Gotta Pay The Rent @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Lobodotcom and Jen.eralist are gonna make you work. Look good on the dance floor, and they will reward you! Music is indie-electro and nu-disco with some fun classics mixed in. Get sweaty and lose your shirt!

11 pm Queens of the Dance @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. DJs Vilify, Annalyze, Yes Yes Jill, and Bambii make you dance. Good music. Good people. Good vibes. $10.

11 pm Diggy The DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed and What’s Her Problem. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm The Breakfast Club: First Birthday @ BLND TGER, 559 College St. The Breakfast Club is celebrating their first birthday! Get ready as they take you back to the ’80s with all your favourite radio hits (Culture Club, Duran Duran, Whitney, etc.), rarities (Kajagoogoo, Psychedelic Furs, etc.), and alternative gems from all your favourite artists of the decade. Soundtrack provided by DJ Starting From Scratch. There will also be special giveaways, loot bags, and prizes for best dressed. Before midnight: $10 with ’80s gear, $20 without. After midnight: $15 with ’80s gear, $20 without.

10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Blonde & Redhead play LOUD RAP MUSIC. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All the stuff you need. Party music you can really move to. Get in touch with your party self.

10 pm Panic 12 Year Anniversary @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk, and more. No spotlight this month, just great music ALL night in celebration of Panic’s 12th anniversary. $10.

10 pm Deny Everything @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. DJs Drangle and Spoopy Mulder be playing everything: punk, not punk, post-punk, new wave, not new wave, etc.

10 pm I’m Going Downstairs @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Myth Paradise Music presents a night of basement music at Unlovable. Todd Westendorp and Cameron Hildebrandt play records of the good variety – whether that be cosmic jazz, gritty soul, tavern disco, or lofi house music.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! ’60s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

10 pm One Leg Up @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. An all-vinyl sexy dance party featuring strictly hits from any genre and decade! Celebrate your joys. Dance away your blues. Elvis Presley to Beyonce to The Stones to James Brown to Black Sabbath to Chic to The Strokes to Judas Priest to Blondie to Snoop Dog to Madonna to David Bowie to Notorious B.I.G. and so on. $3 beers before 11 pm.

10 pm So Anxious @ Churrasqueira Nova Lisboa & Yauca’s Lounge, 755 Dovercourt Rd. R&B all night long. Music by Baddiedre and HRLD. Free before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Music for your dancing pleasure with pals Well Said, Slater, L-Sos, Kek, and Ty. $5.

10 pm DJ Fase @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. DJ Fase plays funk, soul, hip-hop, old school, and other classics.

10 pm Blood, Sweat & Queers @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Live performance by #entertainment (a.k.a. Betti Forde and Dislexia), who are dropping their new EP. Quanah Style is also performing live. A FREE SHOT to any Aries in da house (with ID). Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

11 pm Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Nick Bike, Soundbwoy, and DeMiggs play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For $5 reduced guestlist and line bypass, email guestlist@itzsoweezee.com (closes at midnight). $10.

SUNDAY

10 am The Post Market @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. The fifth instalment of the Post Market! Featuring vintage, handmade, and new items from Violet Crown Vintage, Greenhouse Juice, Scentful Escape Candles, Wildcraft, Coven, Bread & Circus, and so many more. Until 5 pm.

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

~ For event submissions, email Caitlyn Holroyd at caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com

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